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Wrexham bus station set for 'deep clean'

Published date: 08 January 2013 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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WREXHAM’S bus station may be in line for a serious wash and scrub-up.

A “deep clean” is being considered for the whole building.

Councillors say the dirty inside of the station is letting the town down.

Brymbo Cllr Paul Rogers said: “For the last couple of months I’ve been raising concerns with officers about the condition of it.

“On the evenings and weekends the bins are overflowing and the floor is not being cleaned.

“Even the walls and ceiling are dirty. If you look up at the ceiling, it’s absolutely black.

There are columns where the paint is coming off and the timetable displays are looking tacky.”

King Street, where the station is located, has been branded a gateway to Wrexham town centre by Wrexham Council.

Last year it was announced the street was to undergo a £1.4million transformation after funding was secured for major improvements.

Cllr Rogers said: “What’s the point in spending all this money on the street scene in King Street, when we can’t get the basics right with the inside of the bus station?

“It’s people’s first impression,” he said, “It’s not good for coach parties coming in to see. If we’re going to make Wrexham a place to visit we have to get the basics right.”

He said the station also had a reputation for “harbouring drunks” and having problems with anti-social behaviour.

Gwersyllt West Cllr Arfon Jones agreed. He said the bus station was letting Wrexham down. “I don’t think it does a lot for the town,” he said. “It’s awful in there. It stinks. I don’t find it a particularly safe place.

“My mother lives in Harlech and she travels here by bus on occasion.

“I wouldn’t want to leave her on her own in there. I always stay with her until she gets on the bus. You don’t get the feeling of being safe there. And if the gents’ toilets are not closed they stink.”

He said under the previous administration the council had agreed to outsource the running of the bus station, but the plan never came to fruition.

A spokesman for Wrexham Council said it was recognised action needed to be taken: "The council recognises that an asset such as the bus station, which is heavily used, will require more upkeep over time and as it is one of the main gateways into Wrexham it needs to be maintained to a satisfactory standard.

“We do need to take action and we are currently looking at the possibility of a deep clean of the whole building and the day to day security and cleaning of the station."

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  1. Posted by: Klingpin at 16:48 on 08 January 2013 Report

    Perhaps they could start by cleaning the majority of the people who use the facilities, half of them look as they never seen a bar of soap! And then they try keeping all the alcoholics and druggies out of there, I walked int the toilets once to see these dreggs loitering in there I took one look at the state of the place and left, to be honest if I had a dog I wouldn't even let him use the toilet in there.

  2. Posted by: Welshdragon at 18:01 on 08 January 2013 Report

    I'd rather pee my self than use the toilets there.

  3. Posted by: Welshdragon at 18:03 on 08 January 2013 Report

    They do need a deep clean but they need to be kept clean. The loo's stink, you can smell them before you enter the bus station, employ a cleaner that does the job they are paid to do, same goes for security people, all they do is stand around talking.

  4. Posted by: Welshdragon at 18:04 on 08 January 2013 Report

    Cont.. Any visitors getting off a bus there must think I'll catch the next one straight back home. And as soon as they get to the town centre I bet they wish they had gone home, but that's another story...

  5. Posted by: Welshdragon at 18:04 on 08 January 2013 Report

    Cont.. Any visitors getting off a bus there must think I'll catch the next one straight back home. And as soon as they get to the town centre I bet they wish they had gone home, but that's another story...

  6. Posted by: Welshdragon at 18:07 on 08 January 2013 Report

    Cont... If the council didn't let it get into this state in the first place there would be no need for a deep clean. Just keep on top of it.

  7. Posted by: Welshdragon at 18:11 on 08 January 2013 Report

    And another thing..... Get the electronic bus timetables working in every stand is another must. When they did work they give out false info.. Phew, rant over.. For now..

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